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The Virtual Center for Active Adults and ArtsFairfax Announce Four Artist Residencies During May and June

The
April 12, 2021

Coinciding with Older Americans Month in May, the Arts for Life Festival (previously known as the Creative Aging Festival) has been a cherished month-long celebration of the arts, transforming Fairfax County Senior Centers into hives of activity with classes and events that highlight the benefits of participating in the arts.

Although Senior Centers remain closed due to the COVID-19…

Fairfax County Office for Children is Awarded CDA Gold Standard

Fairfax
April 6, 2021

Fairfax County Office for Children has been awarded the Child Development Associate (CDA) Gold Standard by the Council for Professional Recognition. The Fairfax County Office for Children works in partnership with families, educators, and community organizations as well as other partners…

Therapeutic Recreation Services Hiring Staff to Facilitate Summer Camp for Youth with Disabilities

Therapeutic
March 29, 2021

Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services’ Therapeutic Recreation Services is now hiring to fill more than 100 positions for its six-week summer camp program for school-aged youth with varying disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Services is hosting a series of eight…

NCS and Partner Agencies Deliver 500,000 Meals to Older Adults

NCS
March 17, 2021

When NCS Senior Centers closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCS, DFS and other HHS staff pivoted to meet the immediate needs of older adults – they began delivering weekly meals to participants who would typically eat their meals at Senior Centers. Now, over one year later, NCS staff have delivered over 500,000 meals through the program.

Jennae Asborno, Operations…

Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers at Virtual Scam Jam 2021

Stay
March 3, 2021

Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity!...

Celebrating Our Recreational Therapists for International Recreational Therapy Month

Celebrating
February 19, 2021

February isInternational Recreational Therapy Month. You may be wondering, “What is a recreational therapist, anyway?” The answer is simple: Recreational therapists utilize recreation in creative ways to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

In Fairfax County,...

OFC Grapevine Newsletter January/February 2021 Edition Now Available

OFC
February 16, 2021

The Office for Children’s Grapevine newsletter for staff and friends is here. This issue includes articles about OFC staff serving on theTransition Team, Early Childhood Educators exploring the benefits of outdoor play during virtual book chats, CLASS Going virtual to support positive educator-child interactions and more.

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Fairfax Futures Awarded Grant to Support School Readiness in Fairfax County

Fairfax
February 16, 2021

The Office for Children congratulates Fairfax Futures for being a first-time grant recipient of the John & Janice Wyatt Foundation. This multi-year grant award will directly support the Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan by supporting two initiatives: 1) Promoting the Use of Developmental and Social Emotional Screeners Among Early Childhood Programs to Support School…

Stuff the Bus Kicks Off 10th Year with Two Successful Food Drives

Stuff
February 11, 2021

On January 30 and February 6, Stuff the Bus held food drives at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax to collect nonperishable food donations for area food pantries. The drives were a resounding success, resulting in 33 tons of food, surpassing the 27.6 tons donated during the previous Stuff the Bus food drives in September 2020.

Credit for the successful…

NCS Celebrates Black History Month 2021

NCS
February 10, 2021

February is Black History Month (also calledAfrican…

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